Farmworker Coordinating Council

of palm beach county, inc.‚Äč

FAMILY PRESERVATION & ECONOMIC STABILIZATION (FPES):

WITH GRANTS FROM THE TOWN OF PALM BEACH UNITED WAY, PALM BEACH COUNTY, AND UNITED WAY OF PALM BEACH COUNTY, THE FAMILY PRESERVATION PROGRAM PROVIDES CASE MANAGEMENT TO FAMILIES WITH THE GOAL OF PROVIDING STRUCTURED SERVICES THAT WILL LEAD TO STABILITY, SELF-SUFFICIENCY, AND BETTER OUTCOMES FOR FARMWORKER FAMILIES.

OTHER PROGRAM SERVICES INCLUDE THE DISTRIBUTION OF FOOD AND FOOD VOUCHERS, CLOTHING, EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE WITH RENT AND UTILITIES, COMPLETING FORMS AND APPLICATIONS, TRANSPORTATION TO MEDICAL AND SOCIAL SERVICE APPOINTMENTS, AND ORIENTATION OF COMMUNITY RESOURCES, AS WELL AS TRANSLATIONS AND INTERPRETATIONS.


Education Programs:

Funded by The Jim Moran Foundation, the education programs are designed to create a pathway for children of farm workers, their parents and educators to mitigate low education achievement levels, reduce the dropout rate and the educational gap that exists between farm-worker children and the rest of the student population.  The education programs provide  tutoring and homework assistance: Children who qualify for the program will receive up to 5 hours a week of academic counseling. Statistics show that the high school dropout rate is much higher among Hispanics, and significantly higher among farm workers than in the general population.

Community Health Access Teams (CHAT):

Funded by Allegany Franciscan Ministries and Quantum Foundation, CHAT provides information, referral and outreach activities to help underserved populations including language and cultural minorities with access to healthcare coverage and services. CHAT includes direct assistance with applications for healthcare coverage, health education workshops, transportation and translation/interpretation.

 Additional Services

food distribution

distribution of clothing & household items

toiletries distribution

diaper distribution

financial literacy workshops

scholarships

school supplies distribution

micro loans

toys distribution during holidays

discounted bus passes

transportation

translation & interpretation

support groups 

emergency rental & utility assistance



For more information, please contact our office at (561) 533-7227 (Lake Worth) or (561) 992-0603 (Belle Glade).